As I let you know in my last post, I spent Wednesday afternoon attending the first session my town offered of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part One. My gosh it was amazing. After queueing forever and getting stuck in a mob of people waiting for tickets, we got in, sat down and I promptly had a teenie fit. I was so freaking excited. As the movie began I just kept saying “ohmygodohmygodohmygod” and then was silenced as the the dialogue began. Seeing it in French was not ideal, but due to my numerous readings of the book and vastly improved level of French I actually understood 99% of what was said. By that I mean, I got the gist of everything but I’m sure there were some minor lines that went over my head.
I was almost crying from Hermione’s first scene and then during the Seven Potter’s departure I had one hand gripping my friend Marthe and the other hand over my mouth, willing myself not to cry or gasp.
Of course, there were bits that really annoyed me. Without going into too much detail in case you haven’t seen it, they include:
– Harry at Bill and Fleur’s wedding
– Kreacher’s behaviour
– Everything to do with the Tonk’s family (including Lupin)
– The Lovegood house scene
– The Snatching scenes (and lack of certain characters)
That said, it was so much better than the other movies because it only had half of the book to deal with.
It was a very depressing movie. Some bits made me laugh but for the most part I was on the brink of tears. I finally broke and cried when Dobby died. It was so devastating. His little speech and everything and then BAM, Bellatrix is an evil bitch.
In the book, the Horcrux hunt is not an exciting time, but they actually managed not to make it overly tedious. Of course, it would have been easier if they’d had a horcrux seeking medallion, but I guess you can’t have everything 😛
My favourite scenes were definitely where Harry and Draco were just staring into each others eyes for what seemed like an eternity (shut up, drarry is canon) and then when Harry and Hermione were dancing (Harry/Hermione is definitely not though).
It ended just at the point where you were wanting so much more. People in my cinema let out cries of frustration as the credits began to roll (not me though, I knew where it was going to end and was prepared for it) and July can’t come quickly enough for any of us.
My July release will be spent attending a midnight screening in costume with Toong, Quack and Britt (chattenoire). Really, you wish you were my real life friend, don’t you?
frangipani princess xoxo